Storms and Hurricanes

Flights Resume to Kansai Airport Following Devastating Typhoon

Flights Resume to Kansai Airport Following Devastating Typhoon

Seventeen days after Typhoon Jebi caused the flooding of Kansai International Airport’s runways and terminals and damage to the main bridge leading to the island airport, the airport resumed normal operations.
As of September 20, domestic flights returned to a normal schedule and international flights resumed normal operations on September 21.
Kansai Airports, the airport operator, said that 469 domestic and international flights were scheduled to resume at Terminals 1 and 2, …

Tropical Storm Florence Leaves 14 Dead Amidst Catastrophic Rains and Flooding

Tropical Storm Florence Leaves 14 Dead Amidst Catastrophic Rains and Flooding

At least 14 people are dead in the Carolinas as a result of what is now Tropical Storm Florence, officials said.
“Heavy rainbands continue to deluge southeastern North Carolina,” the National Hurricane Center said in a statement at 11 p.m. EDT on Saturday, adding that flash flooding and “major river flooding” was occurring across a significant portion of the Carolinas.
“The flood danger from this storm is more immediate today than when …

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Expect Travel Disruptions Through Early Next Week from Florence: Here Are Some Tips to Minimize the Impact

While the Mid-Atlantic region braces for what is being described as a “life-threatening” hurricane called Florence, many travelers are wondering, “Should I even take that flight?”
The storm, slated to make landfall in the Carolinas as a dangerous Category 3 storm Friday morning, is predicted to produce catastrophic flooding and heavy rain over a larger swath of the region and farther inland than had been originally predicted.
Expect significant travel disruptions, not …

Forecasters Expect Hurricane Florence to Strengthen as 1 Million Told to Evacuate

Forecasters Expect Hurricane Florence to Strengthen as 1 Million Told to Evacuate

Hurricane Florence, one of the most powerful storms to threaten the eastern seaboard in decades, is triggering evacuation warnings along 300 miles (482 kilometers) of the East Coast and over one million residents have been urged to move inland for the duration of the storm.
As of 8 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the storm’s center had maximum sustained winds of 140 mph (225 km/h) and was about 725 miles (1,166 kilometers) …

Hurricane Florence Now Potentially Catastrophic Category 4 Cyclone, Millions to Fleet Path of Storm

Hurricane Florence Now Potentially Catastrophic Category 4 Cyclone, Millions to Fleet Path of Storm

Hurricane Florence, now a Category 4 storm, has the potential to wreak havoc on parts of the East Coast of the United States, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Florence is expected to be “a large and extremely dangerous hurricane,” the center said in a statement. The storm, just prior to 5 p.m., was 1,170 miles (1,182 kilometers) east-southeast of Cape Fear and moving west-northwest at 13 mph (21 km/h).
As of …

Hurricane Florence to Aim for East Coast as Category 4 Storm by Friday

Hurricane Florence to Aim for East Coast as Category 4 Storm by Friday

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said that Tropical Storm Florence had regained hurricane strength and was hurtling towards the East Cost of the United States for a possible direct hit on Friday.
Currently at Category 1 status, meteorologists believe it could be a Category 4 storm by then.
“All indications are that Florence will be an extremely dangerous category four hurricane while it moves over the western Atlantic toward the south-eastern …